The Bluff Restaurant in Friday Harbor

We love cruising in the San Juan Islands, and one of those reasons is all the great places to eat.

The Bluff Restaurant at Friday Harbor House has an outside terrace and a dining room with panoramic views of Friday Harbor. They serve Northwest inspired cuisine and have a wide selection of Washington wines and beers, as well as, classic cocktails.

Front Street Grill in Coupville

During the summer the Coupeville is bustling with visitors and restaurants tend to fill up fast. If you want to get a window seat at Front Street Grill we suggest making a reservation or get there early. the atmosphere is relaxed, the food good, and they even have a television in the bathroom so you never miss an important game moment.

Deception Pass Hikes

A perfect place to opt outside and stretch those legs is Bowman Bay at Deception Pass State Park on Fidalgo Island. The waters are often calm, which means its great for year-round beach walking and kayaking, and it has easy hikes with amazing views.

Meet Whidbey Island Authors

There are lots of quotes about books and reading them, but not many about authors. As a avid reader myself, I often get so lost in the story that I forget the writer slaved over each word.

A Coastal Christmas Fidalgo Island Style

I’ve gone to every Winter Wonderland Walk in the small coastal town of Anacortes on Fidalgo Island. It’s truly a Pacific Northwest way to share the holiday spirit.

North Whidbey Community Harvest Thanksgiving Dinner

Each year, North Whidbey Community Harvest Thanksgiving Dinner serves up three types of turkeys, ham, and all the Thanksgiving dinner fixings. It’s open to everyone and its free. Read more at “Fun Day and a Free Meal at North Whidbey Community Harvest Thanksgiving Dinner,” at Whidbey Life Magazine.

You Had Me At Sherpa-An Adventure into the Backcountry

When The Crossing Guide editor called me up and said, “I have an assignment for you with Cascade Sherpas. Are you into it?” it didn’t take long to respond. As a lover of all things camping, hiking into Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and having my gear trekked up by someone other than me sounded like pure heaven.

Getaway to Port Townsend’s Castle

Alexander’s Castle’s three-story, rampart-edged brick tower strikes an impressive pose against a sapphire sky. Built in 1882, it is the oldest structure at Fort Worden in Port Townsend, and from the view in its lofty tower, Admiralty Inlet gleams in the sunshine.

Ice Caves and Historic Railroad Tracks

Hiking Along the Mountain Loop Highway The Mountain Loop Highway in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest has over 1,500 miles of hiking trails, pristine lakes and rivers, gushing waterfalls and majestic mountains. There are a variety of hiking levels and the best person to ask about which hike to take is Edith at Green Gables. She’s…

Winslow, Washington Is Only A Ferry Ride Away From the Emerald City

Winslow on Bainbridge Island Every time I stroll down the streets of Winslow on Bainbridge Island I’m always enchanted by its sophisticated charms. Aromatic bakeries, local-inspired food, eclectic shops, historic attractions, museums, and a performing arts center, give Winslow a cosmopolitan flare without the hustle and bustle of the Emerald City–which is a 35-minute ferry ride across…